Joseph R. Dudak, ITC Holdings Corp., Novi, Mich.

As vice president of major contracts and special projects for ITC Holdings Corp., Joe Dudak is responsible for negotiating significant contracts for ITC and also for developing and implementing major transmission projects, both in and outside of the ITC service territory. Previously, he was vice president of resource and asset management for ITC. In that role, he was responsible for managing suppliers and services related to the company's capital and maintenance projects. From April 2001 to April 2003, Mr. Dudak was a management consultant to energy, utility and manufacturing clients, a business he pursued after his early retirement from National Steel Corporation in 2001. During his
31-year career with National Steel, he held various executive and management positions in energy and environmental affairs, purchasing, strategic sourcing, transportation, special projects and asset sales. Mr. Dudak has served as an active large industrial customer advocate in the utility regulatory and legislative arenas in Washington, D.C., Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and especially in Michigan, in both natural gas and electricity matters, including restructuring. Mr. Dudak led the industrial group, the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity, as chairperson for 10 years.


Mr. Dudak holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering technology from Western Michigan University, an MBA from Robert Morris University, and a lifetime Certified Purchasing Management certification.


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